Ancient Greek and Roman History: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admissions criteria of the graduate unit through which they wish to enrol. Interested applicants register in the joint collaborative specialization with the approval of the collaborative specialization committee upon admission to the PhD program in either unit.

  • A strong background in ancient history will be expected of all interested applicants, as will a level of preparation in the ancient languages and languages of research that is appropriate for the institution in which they register.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students take the required seminars CLA 3020H, CLA 3200Y, as well as 1.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in Greek and Roman history offered by the collaborating graduate units. They will take all other courses to fulfil the requirements of either the graduate program in Classics at the University of Toronto or the graduate program in History at York University.

  • Students take all examinations and meet all language requirements of their home graduate unit.

  • The collaborative specialization committee approves the major and minor fields of all students in the joint collaborative specialization; the major field must always be in Greek and Roman history, whereas the minor field will normally be in a complementary area of ancient history but can, where appropriate, be selected from other areas of study covered by the participating units.

  • Students must complete the requirements of the collaborative specialization in addition to those of their home unit.​